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With culture you see the rhythm of a people.
Through history you see the origin of that rhythm.
on behalf of The Division of Community Development and Culture in the Tobago
House of Assembly, Secretary, Councillor Dr. Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus salutes the port
of spain city corporation and the history that is Port of Spain.
The capital of our beautiful Trinidad and Tobago.
May the rhythm of the 100 year celebration sustain the traditions
and history into a legacy to cherish always.
Division of Community Development and Culture, #11 Main Street, Scarborough, Tobago
PHONE: (868) 639-2615, (868) 639-4009 fax: (868) 635-1044
hand in hand
The T&T Cricket Board (T&TCB) has come
out in strong support of Government's efforts,
via the Ministry of Tourism and InvesTT, to
market T&T as the preferred sports tourism
destination and investment capital of the
Over the years, T&T's sportsmen and women's
uniquely energetic displays have attracted positive
attention to this country. Hasely Crawford, Ato
Boldon, Brian Lara, Dwight Yorke, the Soca War-
riors and the Red Force are known worldwide
for their exciting performances.
Our people are well known for the infectious
excitement we create and the energy we espouse
at events that encapsulate our Sport and Culture.
The rhythms of our dynamic music and the cre-
ative colour of our carnival transform the sporting
arenas and maybe this is why sport watchers
worldwide always comment on the unique styling
of Trinbagonian athletes and their energetic dis-
Sport Tourism can be a major economic divest-
ment platform for T&T. The Government's drive
to improve domestic sporting infrastructure will
be a boost in this area, as visiting groups and
teams can now traverse our twin islands enjoying
their preferred sport at a choice of well appointed
Much of the support systems are in place and
it is laudable that the Ministry of Tourism is
showing aggression and innovation in utilizing
the access to markets, created by sport, to expose
and embed T&T, as an energetic vibrant, fun-
loving sports tourism destination.
The T&TCB have long recognized the value
of our sport and its stars to our country's sports
tourism efforts. The Celkon Tri-Nation Series
in 2013, beamed live to all of Asia, the Tobago
House of Assembly Regional Under-17 tourna-
ment, the now discontinued West Indies Cricket
Board Caribbean T-20 and the Regional Super
50 tournament (final beamed live to India) have
all put this country on the map. The second Test
match in the West Indies-New Zealand series
at the Queen's Park Oval, which bowls off tomor-
row, will further expose the vivaciousness and
vibrancy of T&T to the watching world.
The work of the Government of T&T is noted,
and the T&TCB stands ready, willing and able
New Zealand are mulling
over the Queen's Park Oval
pitch in Port of Spain, as they
contemplate their final XI for
the second Test against West
Indies starting tomorrow. The
tourists fielded two seamers
and two spinners in the first
Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica
last week, coming away with
an emphatic 186-run victory
inside four days.
However, coach Mike Hesson
admits they are not too sure
what to expect from the
Queen's Park Oval surface.
"I've heard contrasting views.
Some have said it's going to be
a dustbowl and others have said
they're going to leave plenty of
grass on it," Hesson said.
"I'd expect something similar
[to Kingston] but with [Kemar]
Roach and [Jerome] Taylor
they've got a couple of very
good seamers so I thought they
would have left a bit more life
in it. For this test they might
see that as a different way to
On a flat Sabina Park track,
New Zealand were led by an
eight-wicket haul from debu-
tant off-spinner Mark Craig as
he destroyed the Windies in
both innings. Leg-spinner Ish
Sodhi grabbed three second
innings wickets as West Indies,
set 403 to win, tumbled to 216
If the pitch looks like it will
favour seam, fast bowler Neil
Wagner will be a serious con-
sideration, with Sodhi sitting
out, as Craig assumes the role
of frontline spinner. "With left-
handers [Craig] is going to be
our trump card. Ish didn't bowl
as well as he would have liked
in the first innings but he
bowled superbly in the second,"
"They complemented each
other really well and that's what
you need to win Tests away
from home." (CMC)
BRIDGETOWN---Bangladesh A defeated West
Indies High Performance Centre by six wickets
in the first Twenty20 of the two-match series at
Kensington Oval yesterday.
WI HPC 151 for seven off 20 overs (Andre
Fletcher 57, Andre Russell 48; Shafiul Islam 3-22,
Farhad Reza 2-27, Robiul Islam 2-33)
BANGLADESH A 152 for four off 16.4 overs
(Imrul Kayes 50, Shamsur Rahman 41 not out,
Shuvagata Hom 27; Ashley Nurse 2-32, Carlos
Pitch, selection headaches for Black Caps
Bangladesh A beat WI HPC
by six wickets -- 1st T20
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